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In 1982, the United Nations declared August 9 as the day to celebrate the indigenous peoples globally, but across Asia they are constantly battling to defend their cultures, territories and, above all, their rights.
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The offer made by junta leader Min Aung Hlaing, which came after he announced a six-month extension to the current state of emergency and execution of four political prisoners, was too little too late, say rights groups.
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Published: August 05, 2022 11:05 AM GMT

Updated: August 05, 2022 11:06 AM GMT

Myanmar’s military regime executed four political prisoners including a former minister and a veteran activist, drawing shock and revulsion at the ‘cruel’ use of capital punishment in decades.
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Published: July 29, 2022 11:14 AM GMT

Updated: July 30, 2022 06:56 AM GMT

Gotabaya Rajapaksa is gone, but the 22 million people of the island nation are in no mood to trust his successor to lead them out of the terrible mess he left behind. The country’s worst-ever economic crisis has reduced Sri Lankans to buy less, eat less and work less.
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Published: July 22, 2022 11:28 AM GMT

Updated: July 22, 2022 11:29 AM GMT

Sri Lanka’s debt-laden economy has collapsed, its president on the run and the island nation is now on the verge of political instability.
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Published: July 15, 2022 11:28 AM GMT

Updated: July 15, 2022 11:54 AM GMT

Christians and civil society members across India paid rich tributes to Jesuit Father Stan Swamy on July 7, his first death anniversary. The 84-year Jesuit, who died a prisoner, is seen as a victim of India’s discriminatory socio-political system as he was detained for nine months without trial.
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Published: July 08, 2022 11:10 AM GMT

Updated: July 08, 2022 11:34 AM GMT

Hong Kong marks the 25th anniversary of the British handover to China as pro-democracy campaigners lament the erosion of the once-vibrant city’s freedom and rights.
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Published: July 01, 2022 11:32 AM GMT

Updated: July 01, 2022 11:42 AM GMT

Natural disasters have hit Asian nations, affecting millions of people from Afghanistan to Bangladesh, India and China.
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Published: June 24, 2022 11:05 AM GMT

Updated: June 26, 2022 04:29 PM GMT

Rising attacks against Christians have triggered alarm in India and Myanmar.
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Published: June 17, 2022 12:21 PM GMT

Updated: June 17, 2022 12:21 PM GMT

The Indonesian government has invited Pope Francis to visit the world’s largest Muslim-majority country.
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Published: June 10, 2022 11:16 AM GMT

Updated: June 10, 2022 11:16 AM GMT

Catholics in Asia cheered as Pope Francis named six new cardinals from the continent including the first cardinal from the marginalized Dalit community.
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Published: June 03, 2022 11:07 AM GMT

Updated: June 06, 2022 04:30 AM GMT

Hong Kong’s outspoken Cardinal Joseph Zen remains defiant after appearing in court in a case under the national security law.
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Published: May 27, 2022 11:12 AM GMT

Updated: May 27, 2022 11:30 AM GMT

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